(NN&V Staff) – The UNLV College Republicans will be officially endorsing Sue Lowden for U.S. Senate, Mike Montandon for Nevada Governor, Joe Heck for Congressional District 3, and Craig Lake for Congressional District 1 on April 20th at the CR Endorsement Day Event.
All four candidates will be accepting their endorsement in person and will speak to the general public on their candidacy. This event will take place between 5:00-7:00PM, inside the Student Union Theatre on the main UNLV campus.
The UNLV College Republicans hosted an internal GOP candidate primary on March 24, 2010 where student members voted on the Governor’s race, the U.S. Senate race, the Congressional District 1 race, and the Congressional District 3 race. The four candidates receiving the endorsement all won in their respective races.
For the first time in the chapter’s history, the UNLV College Republicans have decided to take an active part in this year’s upcoming election by seeking, vetting, and endorsing candidates running for various offices in the state of Nevada. Campaigns have been coming to the organization for the past two semesters, speaking with members to better enlighten young voters on their candidacy and why they should be elected to represent the people of this state.
Sue Lowden, Mike Montandon, Joe Heck, and Craig Lake will also be receiving certificates of lifetime honorary membership to the UNLV College Republicans at the event.
Sue Lowden states: “I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to the UNLV College Republicans for their endorsement. I’m honored to know that some of the brightest minds in Nevada’s future will be getting engaged with my campaign and playing a pivotal role in fueling the rapidly growing grassroots movement I’ve seen statewide.”
Mike Montandon states: “College Republicans will be the lifeblood of the Republican Party soon. I am proud to be endorsed by the next leaders of the Republican Party here in Nevada. Conservative values are timeless and I am excited to accept the support of a strong group of conservative activists who are committed to promoting limited government and traditional values.”
Dr. Joe Heck states: “I am humbled to have the support of the UNLV College Republicans, and thank them for their endorsement of my campaign for congress. I have had the pleasure to work along side the College Republicans for the past six years, while in the state senate and now in my race for congress. I can say the countless hours that these young men and women spend spreading the common sense conservative message on the UNLV campus does not fall on deaf ears. I am excited to welcome the UNLV College Republicans to my campaign to send Dina Titus back to school. Energizing the youth vote could prove to be a critical piece to any successful campaign this year.””
Craig Lake states: “I want to thank the UNLV College Republicans for their endorsement in my race for Congress. A central focus of our campaign has been and will continue to be reaching out to groups who are not traditionally Republican voters, which includes young voters. With this endorsement our campaign is excited to have the College Republican army on board to help us reach this critical demographic. Together, we are all a part of a new generation of conservatives, and if the self serving politicians in our country are going to continue to ignore our constitution and saddle us with debt, we want a seat at the political table. I am not the establishment candidate, but I am proud to be supported by the future of our party. Thank you again, I appreciate the support. Let’s go to work and return our country to the People.”
President Matthew Jarzen of the UNLV College Republicans states: “For the first time ever, the UNLV College Republicans have taken a bold step against the wishes of many in the Republican establishment who for too long sought to give us pre-packaged candidates to blindly support. That has now changed as we’ve decided to seek and endorse the candidates we feel are the best to represent us. The conservative youth have spoken.”
Senior Vice President Jay Yoon of the College Republicans states: “For the longest time, the youth in America have been unimpressed by the system of big party, hand-me-down decisions that left the young voters of this country little say in who gets to lead us into our future. Now it’s our turn. Now we get to decide.”